Custom, On-Site Training from TheCapitol.Net

Custom, On-Site Training from TheCapitol.Net All of our programs and any combination of their topics can be tailored for on-site training for your organization. For more than 30 years, TheCapitol.Net and its predecessor, Congressional Quarterly Executive Conferences, have been training professionals from government, military, business, and NGOs about the dynamics and operations of the legislative … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Precedent”

See Precedents of the House of Representatives / Cannon’s / Deschler’s / Hinds’ / House Practice (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell, Audio Course … Read more

Journolist as RICO Conspiracy?

Of the latest “scandal,” that is the unveiling of a private group of more than four hundred apparently left-leaning (and so far almost universally caucasian and asian) journalists who, for three and a half years, discussed via email topics ranging from elections, to politics to the influence of the media and, yes, the coordination of … Read more

How to Contact Congress

Congress receives more than 86.9 million pieces of snail mail annually, and more than 200 million emails each year. How effective are these communications? Joshua Tauberer, the creator of research tool GovTrack says that in his personal experience: […] what Congressional staff say is that two things happen with letters and other communications. First, Representatives … Read more

Criminal intent, mens rea, and the burgeoning prison population

Why are so many people in prison in America? “Overcriminalization” describes the trend in America – and particularly in Congress – to use the criminal law to “solve” every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives. Criminal law … Read more

Major D’Anne Spence Completed Congressional Operations Certificate from TheCapitol.Net

Major D’Anne Spence Completed Congressional Operations Certificate from TheCapitol.Net . ALEXANDRIA, VA – (July 27, 2010) Major D’Anne Spence, USAF, has completed her certificate in Congressional Operations from TheCapitol.Net. The Certificate in Congressional Operations is awarded to participants in the program who have completed more than 75 hours of congressional related training. Major D’Anne Spence … Read more

High Speed Rail

Experts say that virtually no [high speed rail] HSR lines anywhere in the world have earned enough revenue to cover both their construction and operating costs, even where population density is far greater than anywhere in the United States. Typically, governments have paid the construction costs, and in many cases have subsidized the operating costs … Read more

D.C. Journalist Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

Legendary political journalist Daniel Schorr passed away on July 23 at a local D.C. hospital after a brief illness. Schorr worked in the broadcast and print journalism industry for more than 70 years and was an author of non-fiction books, including his own 2001 memoir, Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism. Schorr described himself as a … Read more

DC Restaurant Week: August 16-22

The 16th biannual Restaurant Week will take place August 16-22, during which patrons can enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals at certain locations around the city. Since it’s 2010, prices for three-course lunch meals are $20.10, while dinner is $35.10 — beverages, tax and gratuity are not included, however. Check out the full list of the … Read more